Herbert Gordon Claudius, USNR

Born  14 Oct 1907Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Died  31 Jul 1981(73)San Diego County, California, USA

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19 Jun 1930 Ens.
19 Jun 1934 Lt.(jg)
19 Jun 1939 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
28 Aug 1943 T/Cdr.
1 Jul 1951 Capt.

Retired: 1 Jul 1963


Warship Commands listed for Herbert Gordon Claudius, USNR

USS PC-566 (PC-566)Lt.Patrol craft15 Jun 1942Mid/late42
USS Austin (DE 15)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer Escort13 Feb 194320 Oct 1943
USS Runels (DE 793)T/Cdr.Destroyer Escort3 Jan 194428 Feb 1945

Career information

USNR, transferred to USN in July 1946

Events related to this officer

Patrol craft USS PC-566 (PC-566)

30 Jul 1942 (position 28.50, -89.00)
German U-boat U-166 was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico south-east of New Orleans, in position 28°40'N, 88°30'W, by depth charges from the US patrol vessel USS PC-566.

USS PC-566 also picks up survivors from the American passenger ship Robert E. Lee that was U-166 last victim.

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